Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

 

 

BROWN

Mr. Guy Lee Brown Sr. passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 75. He is the stepfather of Senior Police Officer Sherry B. Holden, assigned to the Southwest Division. Services were held September 15 with burial in Rosenberg.

 

FARRELL

Retired Police Officer Oscar W. Farrell passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Mary G. Farrell. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 16, 1970, Academy Class No. 47. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northwest, Southeast, North and Vice Divisions. Officer Farrell retired on April 26, 1991. Services were held September 21 in Tomball with burial in Nacogdoches County.

 

GUZMAN

Mrs. Priciliana Cortes Guzman passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Lieutenant Alvaro Guzman, assigned to the Robbery Division. Services were held September 22.

 

HENSON

Retired Senior Police Officer Walter R. Henson, Jr. passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Sandra J. Henson. He is also the father of Sergeant Gregory R. Henson, assigned to the Central Division. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on January 13, 1969, Academy Class No. 40. During his career with the department, Senior Police Officer Henson was assigned to the Traffic and Accident Division, until his retirement on December 26, 2009. Services were held September 28 with burial in Brookside Memorial Park.

 

LEWELLEN

Mrs. Lois Pearl Windle Lewellen passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the age of 90. She is the mother of retired Sergeant Michael S. Lewellen who was last assigned to the South Gessner Division until his retirement on March 13, 1999. Services were held September 24 with burial in Spurger.

 

MORLEY

Mrs. Gina D. Morley passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the age of 59. She is the stepmother of Police Officer Brendan Morley, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held September 25.

 

McWHORTER

Ms. Edna McWhorter passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the age of 29. She is the sister of Senior Police Service Officer Joana M. Skinner, assigned to the Northeast Division, and sister-in-law of Senior Police Officer Ernest R. Skinner, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held September 15 with burial in Shiro, Texas.

 

MAYNOR

Mr. James Maynor passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Jacob E. Maynor, assigned to the Downtown Division. Private services were held.

 

OAKES

Mrs. Bobbie Mehr Oakes passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the age of 81. She is the widow of retired Police Officer Jo D. Oakes who retired on April 26, 1979 and passed away on December 2, 2015. Services were held September 8 in Conroe.

 

POLK

Mr. Glen Edward Polk Jr. passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the age of 55. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Gregory Polk, assigned to the Jail Division. Services were held September 21 with burial in San Antonio.

 

STEVENS

Mr. Homer Allen Stevens, Sr. passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018, at the age of 97. He is the father of Retired Sergeant Homer A. Stevens, Jr., last assigned to the Burglary & Theft Division, retiring on January 26, 1985. Graveside services were held in Humble on August 29.

 

STOLARSKI

Retired Sergeant Leonard M. Stolarski passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Clara J. Stolarski. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 12, 1963, Academy Class No. 29. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Special Operations Division, Central Division, Burglary and Theft Division, Auto Theft Division and Westside Division. Sergeant Stolarski was last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division until his retirement on January 7, 1995. Services were held September 11 with burial in Sealy.

 

WILLIAMS, B.

Mrs. Beverly Ani Rickert Williams passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at the age of 86. She is the mother-in-law of retired Senior Police Officer Michael L. Yates, who was last assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division until his retirement on August 13, 2016. Services were held September 10 with burial in Hitchcock.

 

WILLIAMS, F.

Mrs. Florence Williams passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Sergeant Pamela R. Tyler, assigned to the Office of Planning and mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Rodney K. Tyler, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Services were held September 8 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

WILLIS

Mrs. Bettye J. Willis passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the age of 77. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Robert Willis, Jr., assigned to the Jail Division; she is also the cousin of Police Officer Terrence M. Fletcher, assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held September 28 in Pearland.